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- Alex Scarborough
- Includes the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Member of ESPN since 2012.
- Graduated Auburn University.
- Heather Dinich
ESPN Senior Editor
- University football journalist
- Member of ESPN.com since 2007.
- Graduated Indiana State University.
The Securities and Exchange Commission canceled Saturday games at Alabama-LSU and Texas A&M-Tennessee on Tuesday due to COVID-19 testing, which exhausts available Tiger and Aggis lists.
This follows Monday’s decision to postpone the match between Auburn and Mississippi after the Bulldogs had similar problems with positive test results and further contact.
All three games are considered postponed. Texas A&M Tennessee and Auburn Mississippi are in 12th place for the time being. December; LSU is already postponing the game against the Florida Gators.
A statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that the possibility of rearranging the Alabama game for an LSU game should be considered and that rearranging games in the remaining SEC schedule would be the 19th game of the day. December as the match date.
The 14 SEC Directors agreed on Tuesday that the conference would be the 19th SEC meeting. Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter told ESPN Juraček that December should be used as a catch-up date for all teams that have postponed the games and do not play the SEC title game that day. The presidents of the SEC and the chancellors have not yet accepted the unanimous recommendation.
Unfortunately we had several delays that week, but we started the season with the understanding that there could be interruptions in the schedule, and throughout the season we continued to focus on the health of everyone involved in our programs, said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey in a statement. We must remain vigilant in our programmes and communities to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage the activities that contribute to these disruptions.
According to LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward, LSU dropped below the 53-player mark on the ship due to positive COVID 19 test results, contact tracing and unrelated injuries.
We are disappointed that there is no football at the Tiger Stadium this weekend, Mr. Woodward said, but we will always put the health and well-being of our student athletes first. We will continue to follow the competition protocols to return safely and responsibly to the game.
USL bus Ed Orgeron said several players, including the novice players, will not be available on Monday. Some of them tested positive, while most were terminated as a result of contact with the prosecution.
Tests have made the quarterback program lean, and the number of players under quarantine includes regulars in the attack, defense and special forces, an ESPN source said. According to SEC protocol, anyone testing positive for KOVID-19 must be quarantined for at least 10 days. Any person considered to be a high-risk contact should be placed in quarantine for 14 days.
In addition to concerns about KOVID-19, Orgeron said starting quarterback Miles Brennan will not be available to play as he continues to treat lower body injuries.
The LSU, which won the national championship and remained unbeaten last season, had a difficult start to the season and lost the last race on 31 January. October in Auburn, with 2 to 3 points.
Auburn moved the training to Tuesday after the Tigers tested 12 positive COVID-19 tests under the program, said coach Guus Malzhan.
Texas A & M reported that they had three active COVID 19 cases, two of which went with the team to South Carolina last week.
The nature of the outdoor games (flights, meals, accommodations, changing rooms, etc.) naturally increases the number of student athletes, coaches and staff who meet the mandatory quarantine criteria based on a contact tracking guide, according to Ross Bjork, Texas A&M athletic director.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.